Lugol's Iodine Supplements

Where to Buy: Philippines
Posted by Serlinia (Capiz) on 10/01/2015

Bill where can I buy lugols iodine in the Philippines? Been looking for it some 3 years ago but to no avail. Please do tell me the place to buy buy it. I went to SM alternative shop but there was none.

Where to Buy: Philippines
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 10/01/2015

Hi Serlinia...For a full list of where you can buy Lugols Iodine, Borax, FG Hydrogen Peroxide, Colloidal Silver, Magnesium Chloride etc -- see this link:

Nutrient Sources in Manila


Where to Buy: Philippines
Posted by Serlinia (Capiz) on 10/02/2015

Thank you so much Bill for making things easier! Keep posting and answering quries as Ted is still recovering. The world is praying for him. Thank you so much for the two of you, so with Deirde not sure of the spelling though. May God continue to preserve @ bless you all with God health and long life so people all over the world will have the greatest benefit from so so brilliant minds.


Ear Infection
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 09/26/2015

Jacqueline, would you know if this would clear up a long-standing tinnitus?


Ear Infection
Posted by Kyle (Australia) on 09/03/2017

HI there

any chance you could find the link or publication details of the study on the african children? I've looked quite a bit because of your comment but could only find usage of povidone-iodine (basically Betadine), and some study on Rabbits showing that if too strong it induced hearing loss, but it was very effective (almost as effective as the Cipraflaxin (or something close to that) at the right strength/dose.

I'd really appreciate your help here!


Ear Infection
Posted by Paul (Cortlandt Manor, NY) on 01/07/2021
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I tried Jacquelin's method as well as a single drop neat, without any success at all. It appears that as I have stenoptic ear canals, any form of even slight inflammation, closes the ear completely.

The only treatment which seems to work for me, is diced/crushed Onion-juice into the canal & plugged with cotton-wool, overnight but sometimes, even that doesn't work!


Where to Buy: Ghana
Posted by Renas (Ghana - West Africa) on 06/19/2015

Hello,

Please, I need lugols iodine solutio in Ghana West Africa. I want to know if its possible. I count on a favourable response. Thank you, Renas.


Dosage
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 04/10/2015

Hi Fats1964...The amount of iodine per drop would also depend on what percentage strength lugols iodine you are using(which you never mentioned). For example, if you're using 5% LI then the amount per drop would be 6.25 mgs. But if you are using 2% LI then the amount would be 2.50 mgs iodine per drop.

For the full range -- see the drop to mgs table in this link.


Other Supplements and Lugol's
Posted by John1974 (N. Ireland) on 03/08/2015 38 posts

I bought lugol's 15% iodine and I read up you have to take other vitamins with this. I'm taking vitamin b complex and garlic capsules which contain 1000mg a day.

Is there any other vitamin I need to buy or take with iodine?

Other Supplements and Lugol's
Posted by Jacqueline (Devon, Uk) on 09/25/2015

Look up the Iodine protocol. It will tell you all the other stuff you should be taking.


Lugol's and Vitamin C
Posted by Diane (Framingham, Ma.) on 02/27/2015

Hello, I've heard conflicting reports about Vit c and Lugols...If I take both together does the vit c negate the effects of the Lugols?

Thank you much...Color me confused...

Multiple Cures
Posted by Melissa (Oklahoma, US) on 02/20/2015

How much Lugol's do you give a 3 # dog?????

Multiple Cures
Posted by Carly (Pnw, US) on 02/20/2015

Hi Melissa....

When our Chihauhua had Cushings and massive skin issues.....I used "betadine solution" 10% Providone-Iodine solution / topical solution iodine on his skin. From what I remember reading at the time, it was considered safe. This would be transdermal, and maybe a good way to go, depending on what your dogs health challenges are.

Ours was a couple of years ago, so you may want to research it on your own. The iodine was sold at a local store with a pharmacy For about ten dollars I believe. Good Luck!


Lugol's and Vitamin C
Posted by I 4 Me And U (Great Plains, Us) on 02/27/2015
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Your liquid iodine I am assuming is Lugols Solution. Vit.C, more properly known as ascorbic acid, reacts immediately with elemental iodine in a redox reaction that changes some or all of the elemental iodine into iodide. The issue is not that you lose all benefit by mixing with Vit.C, since the iodide form is used by some tissues, like Thyroid. But you lose some or all of the elemental iodine form when you mix Lugols with Vit.C, and, in turn, you lose some or all of the benefit of the elemental form in that dose that is apparently required or preferred by many tissues, such as breast, ovaries, and prostate. BTW, Kelp acts as a seawater filter and picks up relatively high concentrations of toxins, including arsenic, which is why it really is not a good source of iodine.


Homemade Lugol's
Posted by Jenn (Cobbora, Australia) on 01/08/2015

To the lady at Gippsland Victoria enquiring about Lugul's Iodine..

Roper and Parry (if memory serves me correct?) are compound chemists in Lismore and I used to buy my Lugols from them..Last time I spoke to them was mid-2014 and it was for this too.

$14.95 for a 25ml bottle..they send their compounds, both prescriptions and non-prescriptions, all over the world.

Their address is 84 Keen St Lismore NSW 2480.

or just check out their web site. Hope this is of help to you..


Homemade Lugol's
Posted by Dana (Toowoomba, Qld.) on 02/17/2015

Maria, my local Discount Pharmacy sells Aqueous iodine Solution APF, Iodine 5% and Potassium iodide 10% for about $20. 100 ml. Must be available in Vic.


Lugol's and Vitamin E
Posted by Geraldine R. (Turkey) on 06/11/2015

How much vitamin E is necessary daily and can you recommend any particular type?


Lugol's and Vitamin E
Posted by Mzchynna (Detroit, Mi) on 06/24/2015

How do you feel since you have been doing this. I am very hypothyroid


Transdermal Absorption
Posted by Stan (Huntsville, Al) on 11/22/2014

Are there parts of the body that are better for transdermal absorption of Lugol's than others?

For instance; the armpits --which may (or may not) provide of side benefit of deodorizing. The commercial holistic deodorants (such as Toms) don't work for me; but apple cider vinegar, milk of magnesia and baking soda do quite well. I'm thinking that a solution of Lugol's plus Oil of Magnesium (Magnesium Chloride) might serve multiple benefits.

Would appreciate any experience-based comments.

Stan

Transdermal Absorption
Posted by Dana (N.e. Ohio) on 11/01/2016

Did you ever find your answer?


Side Effects
Posted by Sunitha (Atlanta, GA) on 11/11/2014
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Hi

I have hypothyroid and Candida issues. So, I started on the Lugols Iodine protocol + Accompanying Nutrients + Alkalizing protocol suggested by Bill Thompson 4 days back. Today is day 4.

On Day 2, I noticed that my tongue was was turning a little brown. Day 3 - yesterday, I am having a little bit of throat discomfort. Today, I am having severe discomfort in the throat and cough as well.

Please suggest what needs to be done to mitigate the issues. Is it time to take a break for next 2 days or should I add something to the protocol? I am doing 2 drops of Lugols (5% - J.Crow's lugols Iodine) once a day.

Thanks

Side Effects
Posted by Baise (New York) on 08/30/2020

Hi Bill,

a quick question. I'm considering to start Lugol's Iodine protocol. Do you think it's safe for someone who has amalgam fillings. I know...Sigh. I'm planning to have them safely removed eventually but I won't be able to do so until 1-2 years or so. Should I wait until I have them removed or do you think it would be ok? Thank you for your time.


Side Effects
Posted by Ava (California) on 11/12/2014

Many thanks for putting this wealth of info together for all of us. You've no doubt helped so many! Would you please share how much niacin and zinc you would recommend taking per day? Also, any recommendations for a good mineral supplement that can provide all/ most of the daily essentials?


Side Effects
Posted by Ed2010 (Canada) on 11/12/2014

A sudden surge in the Iodine supplementation will cause Itchy throat and coughing. Till the body adapts you have to moderate the dosage.

Good Health


Side Effects
Posted by I 4 Me And U (Great Plains, Us) on 02/27/2015
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You could also be suffering a Herxheimer reaction from Candida die-off, which will pass, but don't stop the iodine. You may consider salt loading with unrefined salt, 1/2 tsp. in water or licked, dissolved on tongue and washed down with 8+oz of plain water. This is designed to help eliminate toxins in urine but stimulating copious urination within the hour. If it doesn't do that the first time, it is ok to repeat the procedure up to two additional tries for a total of 3 times in 12 hours, which is just precaution to prevent overloading on sodium. Drink plenty of water. Also, you could take extra Vit.C and magnesium to fight this detox episode.


Side Effects
Posted by Joanna (Charlotte, Nc) on 12/11/2017

Can one be on LI therapy and Borax at the same time?


Measuring Lugol's
Posted by I 4 Me And U (Great Plains, Usa) on 02/26/2015
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Lugols in the 5% strength is dispensed by the drop, with each drop containing approx. 6.5mg of total iodine. Ask your pharmacist for a standard medicine dropper. Dispense by holding it vertically, barely squeeze the bulb to allow a natural drop to form and drop by gravity into your 3-4 oz. of water, repeat for the number of drops you require. Drink it down, followed by enough plain water to rinse your mouth, throat and esophagus and get rid of the taste. The doctors who have revived the use of iodine recommend a maintenance dose of between 12 and 50mg to achieve and maintain adequate iodine stores throughout the body and deal with the toxic load we face in our modern world.


Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 08/18/2014

I believe Om (from Hope, BC) mentioned a little while ago the difficulty in getting Lugol's in British Columbia.

When I lived in Vancouver, BC, I would order it from the pharmacist at London Drugs. Since moving to Calgary, Alberta I do the same. You need to talk to the pharmacist directly - some of the pharmacy assistants aren't that interested in doing special orders.

I don't know if you have a London Drugs there, but I would imagine most pharmacies would oblige. It usually takes a few days or, at most, a week to receive it.

The bottle that I have comes from Xenex Labs in Coquitlam, BC. For 100 mL of 5% Lugol's Solution, it was about $10.50. The NPN is 00415197. London Drugs also ordered another brand of Lugol's for me from Medisca (same price $10.50 for 100 mL) but I prefer the Xenex one. Good luck! Bess

Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by Dianne (London, Ontario) on 08/19/2014

I was able to order through Shoppers Drug Mart. Don't know if this drug store is in B.C. Just be certain to ask for the kind that can be ingested. They ordered it in for me without any problem.


Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 09/15/2014

B31 --- Where to buy Lugol's Iodine in Canada.

I was unsuccessful online but went to London Drugs and was told by a manageress, No. But as I proceeded to another department, a senior lady employee made haste to inform me that not only London Drugs, but any pharmacy could order it if it is LUGOL'S IODINE SOLUTION. They order from the same company.

So it is indeed best to speak to a top senior employee first. I am happy that there is a possibility to obtain it despite gov't interference. Otherwise Tony Pantalleresco online teaches how to make it yourself.

Namaste, Om


Where to Buy: Canada
Posted by Sheila (Toronto) on 04/26/2015

You can definitely order Lugol Iodine from any compounding pharmacy. Only they can order it from Medico.com in Canada for you. You can get it in 2%, 5%, 7% concentration.


Lugol's Iodine Side Effects
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 06/30/2014

Sam, if you feel you need Lugol's Iodine, why don't you paint it on your skin (soles of feet, for example) instead of ingesting it?


Lugol's Iodine Side Effects
Posted by Lauren Lee (Riverton, Nj) on 05/03/2016
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Hi. I had the same thing happen. Did you continue use?


Lugol's Iodine Side Effects
Posted by Dee (Atlanta) on 08/26/2016

I learned that ingesting 5% is too strong. I was instructed by my alternative health care professional to make sure that I take Lugol's 2% or 2.5%. I hope this helps.


Celiac
Posted by Karlie (Mesa, Az) on 10/27/2015

Angela (New York, US), I see that this was in 2014, so I hope you still get this, but try water kefir. It has probiotics & B vitamins. It should help with your gluten and dairy intolerance, give you energy, which the low energy is probably causing your dizzy spells. And is a sign of B deficiency. Buy the kefir water grains, very cheap, go to youtube, and learn how to make water kefir. Cheap, easy, and a continual supply.


Where to Buy: Australia
Posted by John (Trang, Thailand) on 05/14/2014

Iodine: A friend was returning from Australia and I asked him if he would buy Lugols iodine and bring back 2 x 100ml bottles. Don't ever go there. My friend is a good person and returned with ‘Iodine Drops' = Potassium Iodide equiv. to iodine, equiv. to potassium, with Vanilla

Natural Identical Flavour. I can actually taste the stupid stuff. Plus Ethanol but no color, and I also have Iodine Tincture which is a ‘Weak Iodine Solution' Contains Iodine 25 mg/mL, Ethanol, [yum! Eh?] and Potassium Iodide mg/mL. Says don't eat. Ethanol in the first one was OK to eat. Lugols may exist in Australia but it wasn't in Sydney and Toowoomba. I could buy food grade H202 40 years ago there, not anymore and as for putting it on a hairy plane – Ha!

So, are both I have eatable? Will they do good or not. Will the ethanol make my car go faster?

Where to Buy: Australia
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 05/16/2014

Hi John...You can buy lugol's iodine easily in Bangkok. Generally, in Thailand, you can also just go to any compounding pharmacy and get the LI made up to your own spec -- 2%, 5%, 7% strength etc.

If you prefer, next time you are in Bangkok take a taxi ride down Radjadamnearn Rd. Drive until you see the large, high winged monument or angel statue(Democracy Monument ?) then stop the taxi and get out. The royal palace grounds will be on one side, shops on the other side. Go to a chemical store called Vittyasom. Downstairs you can purchase all manner of chemicals including borax, potassium and sodium carbonate or whatever. Upstairs(one flight up) there is a doctor's surgery with compounding pharmacy which will make up the Lugol's Iodine to any strength you require while you wait. I live in the Philippines and get all my own stock of particular nutrient chemicals from this source and its quite cheap.

You should be able to take the potassium iodide á la vanilla without problems, though its not as good as LI. The vanilla would put me off though. What chef dreamed that one up?

Provided that your iodine tincture is NOT Povidine Iodine(plastic iodine) then, rather than waste it, I would take it like this:

Boil some water in a kettle

Pour out one glass of boiled water

Add the supplementary drops of Iodine tincture(with ethanol) carefully and slowly to the hot water so the iodine remains near the surface of the water.

Leave the glass of water to cool for an hour. During this time the alcohol in the tincture should evaporate away fairly quickly, leaving just the iodine in aqueous solution. Alcohol has a much higher evapration rate than water.

You now have Lugol's Iodine in a glass of water

Drink it down

This is just a cheap and sneaky way to make LI to supplement when all else fails. I've used this method in the past when I was desperate for LI. Iodine tincture -- the form that contains only potassium iodide and molecular iodine in ethanol and water --is easy to get in Asia and certain other parts of the world. Compounding pharmacies should also be able to make up this tincture. Worth remembering.

By the way, next time you go to Aussie and you want Lugol's Iodine, then try the vets. Just tell them that your favourite dog, Bandit, has an open wound and they'll sell it to you without problems. Same stuff. And you will probably be able to buy it in larger amounts and it will be cheaper too. Dogs have all the advantages don't they?


Where to Buy: Philippines
Posted by Sylviao (Qc, Philippines) on 03/04/2014

Where can I buy lugols iodine/ Iodoral here in my country?


Topical Application of Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Virginia (Los Angeles Ca.) on 02/17/2014

I have a question to ask knowledgeable people. Can Lugol's Iodine 5% be used in the nostrils safely? I seem to have an infection high up in the nostrils? Your feedback would be highly appreciated.

Topical Application of Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Mike62 (Denver) on 02/17/2014

Virginia: Yes you can. I get sinus infections occasionally. I put 1 drop nascent iodine stabilized with alcohol in 1ml water and squirt that up in there. The pain goes away immediately.


Topical Application of Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 01/05/2015

As a follow up to Virginia's question, I would like to ask if Lugol's can be used as drops in the ears to treat fungal infection. And at what concentration, 2%, 5%?Thanks.


Hypertrophic Scars
Posted by Elle_grey (Outer Limits, Usa) on 02/04/2014

Hi- I'm interested in using Lugol's iodine to diminish the appearance of several hypertrophic scars. I've tried other procedures with little to no effect. I'd like some feedback not only on the effectiveness of using Lugol's iodine, but also what I might expect throughout the healing process. Thanks for your help!


Lugol's Iodine Contraindications
Posted by Beberobozo ( New York) on 10/21/2013

Iodine Painting:

Hello, I am 59 year old female and just ordered some Lugols iodine and then I used it for a day and then looked up on webMD and lifescript and even here on EC that you cannot use Iodine if you are on certain high blood pressure medications which I am for now.. Been using natural things as complimentary .. going to find the balance ... Is this true? Can't use iodine at all? Thank You.


Converting Lugol's to Milligrams
Posted by Jolole (Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia) on 07/11/2013

I have researched for hours the information re iodine benefits and also checked the contributions on earthclinic site where I found the conversion table for the various strength of Lugols iodine in mgs. I bought online a bottle of Lugols and the label states as contents: purified water, 10% Iodide, 5% Iodine. The conversion table mentions both 15% and 5% of Lugols, which one do I take to converse to mgs ?? I have started with 1 drop in glas of water daily, but also read that this might take a year to really improve my health. I have used it now for 4 days, have no problems digesting it and wonder how many drops or mgs I can take with this product. Can anyone help out here. Blessings and good health to all.

Converting Lugol's to Milligrams
Posted by Jolole (Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia) on 07/12/2013

Hi Bess, I had seen this table but not certain if the product I bought was 15% or 5% iodine. It was advertised as a 15%, but I now assume that the % only relate to the iodine part. This would mean that I have a 5% solution. Is that correct? Thanks and blessings.


Converting Lugol's to Milligrams
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 07/12/2013

Hi again Jolole from Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia - Sorry I misunderstood your question (I'll blame it on the heat! ).

Your bottle is a 5% solution [5% solution consists of 5% (wt/v) iodine and 10% (wt/v) potassium iodide mixed in distilled water]. I use a 5% solution also and that's what's on my label. Since I'm hypothyroid, I take 2 drops every morning in water which works out to be 12. 5 mg daily. Cheers, Bess


Lugol's Iodine Side Effects
Posted by Jr (Coloma, Mi) on 04/02/2013
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After taking the 5% solution of lugols iodine, I get a strange metalic taste in my mouth. I wondered if this was normal and if anyone else experiences this?

Lugol's Iodine Side Effects
Posted by Tamara (Fort Collins, Colorado, Usa) on 04/03/2013

Bill, I too get that "metallic" taste in my mouth when I take iodine. To me, it tastes similar to a chlorine taste. I just figured that that's what the halide elements tasted like. I tried looking it up, but couldn't find anything. I do make sure that I put my iodine in distilled water to rule out the fluoride/chlorine interaction and just chug it down. I also avoid bread products unless I know that the flour does not have bromine in it and have avoided sodas with brominated vegetable oil, like orange. I do take the companion nutrient protocol as advised, as well, including the salt water. I don't have any other symptoms of brominism, though. I'm just offering my experience!



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